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12th Oct '17 9:56:40 AM Malady
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* A ''Series/HarryAndPaul'' skit "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnCD1P_P3aA Eeny Miney Minie Mole]]" has two [[TheQuestForKarla George Smileys]] (from the [[Series/TinkerTailorSoldierSpy 1979 miniseries]] and the [[Film/TinkerTailorSoldierSpy 2011 film]]) competing to see which one should remain employed by [=MI5=].

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* A ''Series/HarryAndPaul'' skit "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnCD1P_P3aA Eeny Miney Minie Mole]]" has two [[TheQuestForKarla [[Literature/TheQuestForKarla George Smileys]] (from the [[Series/TinkerTailorSoldierSpy 1979 miniseries]] and the [[Film/TinkerTailorSoldierSpy 2011 film]]) competing to see which one should remain employed by [=MI5=].
15th Aug '17 2:52:41 AM Dracis
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** The very first episode has old friends Ned and Robert meeting again for the first time in years. The first words Robert, a classic AdiposeRex, says to Ned? [[HypocriticalHumor "You've got fat."]] Ned replies by giving Robert a once-over and raising his eyebrows, a perfect nonverbal, "Look who's talking."
14th Aug '17 11:50:25 PM TheDragonDemands
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**In the Blu-ray commentaries, showrunners Benioff and Weiss...rather bluntly admit that they're obsessed with this. To the point that they admit, word for word, that most of the storylines they went off-book for were purely because they're in awe that their own cast members (professional actors) are capable of emoting a range of meanings non-verbally with their facial muscles. As in ''everything that happened to Dorne'' for Season 5 onwards was justified as "don't you want to see Indira Varma (Ellaria) making an angry face?" Deciding to truncate Stannis's story then kill him off? They wanted the Stannis actor to give a ''great'' Facial Dialogue scene when he dies. They don't even hide it by Season 7: the post-episode behind the scenes videos, if you pay attention, are filled with the showrunners just...ranting about closeups on the core cast members' faces, emoting at the camera. Right before Season 7 was released, someone figured out that the Emmy Awards website keeps an archive of any episode that ever won an award, i.e. episode 5.10 and 6.9, which meant we finally got to see their filming instructions in the script: they're filled with...hyper-detailed, lengthy descriptions of a sentence or two's worth of meaning that they intend to get across in just the actor's face with no dialogue. Things such as "Daenerys shoots the slaver a look that says, 'No, motherf--ker, my reign of terror has only just begun". Ask yourself: how ''would'' someone emote that? In theory?
11th Aug '17 6:14:40 AM gb00393
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* The Small Council scenes in ''Series/GameOfThrones'' are full of this, with special note going to Creator/ConlethHill's Varys, who manages to snark without saying a word, and [[FunnyBackgroundEvent spotting his facial expressions]] in the background as other characters are talking has become an unofficial sport among fans. In [[Recap/GameOfThronesS3E10Mhysa "Mhysa"]] everyone reacts to Joffrey mouthing off to Tywin with a variation on an [[OhCrap oh shit expression]], but each with different connotations.

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The Small Council scenes in ''Series/GameOfThrones'' are full of this, with special note going to Creator/ConlethHill's Varys, who manages to snark without saying a word, and [[FunnyBackgroundEvent spotting his facial expressions]] in the background as other characters are talking has become an unofficial sport among fans. In [[Recap/GameOfThronesS3E10Mhysa "Mhysa"]] everyone reacts to Joffrey mouthing off to Tywin with a variation on an [[OhCrap oh shit expression]], but each with different connotations.connotations.
** After losing his hand, whenever someone starts to bring up the subject of his incest and parenthood, even if indirectly, Jaime usually produces a begging "Please don't" wounded gaze.
2nd Jun '17 7:54:46 AM CosmicFerret
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** Christopher Judge as Teal'c was the master of unspoken dialogue.

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** Christopher Judge Creator/ChristopherJudge as Teal'c was the master of unspoken dialogue.
27th May '17 9:51:30 PM Seanette
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* Mentioned in ''Film/AnAdventureInSpaceAndTime'', when ''Creator/WilliamHartnell'' grouses about the number of lines he has to learn. Hartnell says a director once said "Bill can do all that with a look."

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* Mentioned in ''Film/AnAdventureInSpaceAndTime'', when ''Creator/WilliamHartnell'' Creator/WilliamHartnell grouses about the number of lines he has to learn. Hartnell says a director once said "Bill can do all that with a look."
10th Mar '17 3:07:22 PM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* Parodied in ''Series/JaneTheVirgin'' where Jane and Raphael try and stop talking, just try to read each other's facial expressions. Raphael twitches his nose because it itches, and Jane mistakes it for a sign.
* In the first episode of ''Series/CimarronStrip'', Marshal Crown and jailed gang member Rocky exchange glances. Crown's face says, "I'll get the information of who you're working for out of you yet", while Rocky's face reads, "Not on my watch, you'll see."
16th Feb '17 2:59:22 PM StFan
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[[caption-width-right:200:Actor Paul Eddington just finds out his political rival has died in Series/YesMinister.]]

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* Toothless from ''HowToTrainYourDragon'' cannot speak, but you can always get a pretty good idea of what he's thinking by reading his facial expressions. There are even a few scenes where Hiccup and Toothless seem to communicate with ''only'' this.

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* In ''KungFuHustle'', the landlady of Pigsty Alley [[StealthHiBye pays a visit]] to Sum's car to give them a long-winded talking-to, which she does with much aplomb, and without speaking a single word out loud (though some of her dialogue comes from her hands, or rather, her fists. She doesn't punch anyone but she makes it clear that she has no qualms about doing so in future if necessary. She then [[StealthHiBye sends the intruders off]] without inflicting any physical harm, but she's delivered a wordless ultimatum that was clearer-than-crystal.

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* Toothless from ''HowToTrainYourDragon'' ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'' cannot speak, but you can always get a pretty good idea of what he's thinking by reading his facial expressions. There are even a few scenes where Hiccup and Toothless seem to communicate with ''only'' this.

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* In ''KungFuHustle'', ''Film/KungFuHustle'', the landlady of Pigsty Alley [[StealthHiBye pays a visit]] to Sum's car to give them a long-winded talking-to, which she does with much aplomb, and without speaking a single word out loud (though some of her dialogue comes from her hands, or rather, her fists. She doesn't punch anyone but she makes it clear that she has no qualms about doing so in future if necessary. She then [[StealthHiBye sends the intruders off]] without inflicting any physical harm, but she's delivered a wordless ultimatum that was clearer-than-crystal.



* Used to beautiful effect in ''Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly'', particularly in the MexicanStandoff where an exchange of glances between Blondie and Tuco show us that [[spoiler: they agree to both shoot Angel Eyes]].

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* Used to beautiful effect in ''Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly'', particularly in the MexicanStandoff where an exchange of glances between Blondie and Tuco show us that [[spoiler: they [[spoiler:they agree to both shoot Angel Eyes]].

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txIrDNOJcj8 In this song]], ''Theatre/{{Carmen}}'' doesn't have any words, but body language can be used in scenes like this to add more characterization. This production (from the Met Opera, filmed in 2010) takes it above and beyond - she goes through several different emotions and realizations in this time.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': For unknown reasons, [[TheVoiceless the mute Freedom Fighter Longshot]] does this all the time. He's understood by his companions through his eyes and facial expressions, which ([[FridgeLogic somehow]]) indicate his thoughts and viewpoints on particular subjects. [[spoiler:[[SuddenlyVoiced He doesn't talk at all until Jet is killed]], and even then, only says less than fifteen words.]]

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txIrDNOJcj8 In this song]], ''Theatre/{{Carmen}}'' doesn't have any words, but body language can be used in scenes like this to add more characterization. This production (from the Met Opera, filmed in 2010) takes it above and beyond - -- she goes through several different emotions and realizations in this time.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': For unknown reasons, [[TheVoiceless the mute Freedom Fighter Longshot]] does this all the time. He's understood by his companions through his eyes and facial expressions, which ([[FridgeLogic somehow]]) indicate his thoughts and viewpoints on particular subjects. [[spoiler:[[SuddenlyVoiced He doesn't talk at all until Jet is killed]], and even then, only says less than fifteen words.]]

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* A silent, two-person FlatWhat, [[http://collar6.tumblr.com/post/138236139345 courtesy of]] ''Webcomic/{{Collar 6}}''

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* A silent, two-person FlatWhat, [[http://collar6.tumblr.com/post/138236139345 courtesy of]] ''Webcomic/{{Collar 6}}''''Webcomic/Collar6''.
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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': For unknown reasons, [[TheVoiceless the mute Freedom Fighter Longshot]] does this all the time. He's understood by his companions through his eyes and facial expressions, which ([[FridgeLogic somehow]]) indicate his thoughts and viewpoints on particular subjects. [[spoiler:[[SuddenlyVoiced He doesn't talk at all until Jet is killed]], and even then, only says less than fifteen words.]]
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5th Feb '17 8:15:14 AM Perelandra
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* [[CuteMute Akira Oono]], the titular character of ''Manga/HighScoreGirl'', relies almost entirely on facial expressions to communicate with others despite not being mute to begin with.
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